US Introduces Legislation to freeze financial aid to pakistan!

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  1. A.V.

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    A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which if passed would cut aid to Pakistan unless the State Department can certify that Islamabad was not harbouring slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
    "Osama bin Laden has met his maker, and we appreciate the Navy SEALs for arranging the meeting, but Pakistan gives us some concern. It seems like Pakistan might be playing both sides, and they have a lot of explaining to do," Texas Republican Ted Poe said in his remarks on the floor of the House after introducing the bill.

    "For all these years, we believed that Osama bin Laden was on the run, living in a cave; but, apparently, Satan's Pawn has been living for years in a million-dollar compound just yards away from a Pakistani military base, but Pakistan claims no knowledge of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts. I just don't buy it," Poe said.

    Poe said he has introduced a bill that would require Congress and the American people to get a full understanding of what Pakistan knew about bin Laden's whereabouts and when they knew it, before US give them anymore American money.

    more :- http://www.indianexpress.com/news/l...in-us-to-freeze-financial-aid-to-pak/786285/0
     
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  3. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    So far so good.

    Now, let us all hope this bill gets passed and becomes a law.
     
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    this is a total drama, that has been goinghe bill will never passed and they will continue to get aid,the cia & pentagon guys will never allow it
     
  5. Parthy

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    China urges world to back Pakistan in terror fight

    China reaffirmed its support on Thursday for efforts by its ally Pakistan to combat terrorism after the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US forces, and urged the world to help Islamabad.

    Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu stopped short of directly criticising the daring raid by US special forces on Pakistani soil that ended with bin Laden's death but said national sovereignty "should be respected" at all times.

    "Pakistan is at the forefront of the international counter-terrorism effort. The international community should understand and support Pakistan," Jiang told a press conference.

    "We support Pakistan's position and understand and support Pakistan formulating and implementing a counter-terrorism strategy based on its national conditions."

    Since Sunday's raid, Pakistan has been on the defensive over its failure to find bin Laden, who was living in a compound near the country's top military academy in Abbottabad.

    Islamabad has rejected those criticisms, with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani saying that the United States and other countries shared the blame for not finding bin Laden sooner.

    Gilani on Wednesday called on the "entire world" to help Pakistan fight terrorism and extremism -- a call quickly answered by its close ally Beijing.

    "We believe that terrorism is a public enemy of the international community and the international community should work together to combat the potential terrorist threat," Jiang said.

    "A holistic approach should be taken to address the symptoms and causes of terrorism and eliminate the breeding grounds."

    Earlier this week, Jiang called the death of bin Laden a "positive development in the international anti-terrorism struggle" but on Thursday, she suggested China did not necessarily approve of US methods.

    "We uphold that countries' sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected," the foreign ministry spokeswoman said.

    Islamabad has complained that the US military raid was unauthorised and unilateral, and should not set any precedent, but US President Barack Obama has said he reserves the right to target fugitives in Pakistan in future.

    CIA director Leon Panetta said that the United States chose not to alert Pakistan of the operation on its soil for fear that officials may have alerted the Al-Qaeda chief -- evidence of Washington's uneasy ties with Islamabad.




    Read more: http://www.defencetalk.com/china-urges-world-to-back-pakistan-in-terror-fight-33964/#ixzz1LZxNLeLj
     
  6. LETHALFORCE

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    Shouldn't China put their money where their mouth is give billions to Pakistan to help them you cheapskates. Instead of the hot air statements.
     
  7. Parthy

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    They support Pakistan for hiding Osama near to their capital and pledge full support for their Home-borne terrorism.. NICE... :target:

    They need not only aid from US but also from the entire world... for what hit them back?? :confused: Pakistan is one rogue/begging nation which does not have any self-respect/reliant or any means of motivation.. It has only aggression with no brain...

    China always :kiss: Pakistan to get rid of USA in Asian theater...
     
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    Self deleted.. Posted twice
     
  9. ganesh177

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    China looks very cheap like this supporting a terrorists nation.
     
  10. Yusuf

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    The pressler amendment held for a long time till the WoT came about. I don't think the state dept will be able to certify the Pak was not aware of Osama. They will be accountable for any false declaration.
    Its a good legislation.

    There is scope for improvement as well by increasing the list of terrorists needed to be certified as not living in Pak.
     

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